Happy Valentines Day Baking
Celebrate February 14th and get inspired with these 36+ Valentine’s Day dessert recipes. From rich chocolate cake and crème brûlée to easy cupcakes and festive sparkle sweetheart cookies, there’s something everyone will love.
If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration, I have 36+ Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes for you today. (We actually have even more than that in the Valentine’s Day recipes section, too.)
February is truly one of my favorite baking months, so if you’re in need of Valentine’s Day dessert ideas, look no further!
36 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes
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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
Easier and quicker than a full cheesecake, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars are creamy, sweet, and swirled with layers of homemade fresh raspberry sauce. They’re baked in a 9-inch square pan and sit on a buttery Oreo cookie crust.
Mini Vanilla Pound Cakes
These adorable mini vanilla pound cakes are moist, flavorful, and wonderfully buttery. If you don’t have a mini Bundt cake pan, use mini loaf pans or even a regular loaf pan– see recipe note.
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
Raspberry cheesecake brownies combine everything we love about fudge brownies and creamy raspberry cheesecake. They’re swirly, twirly, and indulgently rich.
Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
Top these sugar cookie bars with pink frosting and load them up with Valentine’s Day sprinkles. People go ABSOLUTELY NUTS whenever I make them. And they’re pretty easy, too!
Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake is the queen of layer cakes. My homemade recipe yields a buttery cake with hints of vanilla and cocoa flavors, all topped with tangy cream cheese frosting.
Homemade Strawberry Cake
Packed with strawberry flavor, this homemade strawberry cake has strawberries inside the cake and in the frosting too. 100% real ingredients– no boxed mix here!
Triple Chocolate Cake
This chocolate cake has a super-moist crumb and fudgy, yet light texture. The post was recently updated with helpful recipe tips, clearer explanations, and a recipe video.
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Layer Cake
Homemade raspberry chocolate chip layer cake is an older recipe on the site, but it’s always been a favorite. It combines vanilla cake, chocolate chips, raspberries, and creamy chocolate buttercream.
Sparkle Sweetheart Cookies
Beautifully festive sparkle sweetheart cookies are dressed up in Valentine’s Day sprinkles with a chocolate heart nestled on top. This simple cream cheese drop-style sugar cookie only requires 30-60 minutes of cookie dough chilling.
Valentine’s Day Heart Sugar Cookies
Homemade Valentine’s Day heart sugar cookies are like conversation heart candies– as cookies! Use our beloved sugar cookies recipe as the base and top with royal icing. Interested in a chocolate version? Use this recipe for chocolate sugar cookies and follow the same decorating steps.
Soft Cream Cheese Cookies with Nutella Glaze
These soft cream cheese cookies with Nutella glaze are truly the softest sugar cookies. The dough is easy to work with, the cookies hold their shape beautifully, and each bite is smooth and creamy. An added bonus is that the Nutella glaze sets on top, making the cookies convenient for stacking, storing, and gifting. You’ll enjoy our raspberry sugar cookies, too.
White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies
Made entirely from scratch, these white chocolate red velvet cookies are soft-baked, chewy, simple to make, and totally festive. Dunk in pure white chocolate and top with adorable sprinkles.
Chocolate Lava Cakes
Molten chocolate lava cakes are the ultimate chocolate dessert indulgence. Top each warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. You’ll be surprised at how quickly this reader-favorite dessert comes together. (Peanut butter lovers– try these peanut butter chocolate lava cakes!)
Homemade Chocolate Truffles
Ditch the boxed chocolates this Valentine’s Day and make homemade chocolate truffles. These extra creamy truffles come together with 4 simple ingredients.
Red Wine Chocolate Ganache
You only need 15 minutes to make luxuriously rich red wine chocolate ganache. It’s thick, dark, and delicious on everything.
Chocolate Fudge Cakes for 2
This small batch recipe yields just 2 chocolate fudge cakes— one for you and one for your sweetheart or best friend/kid/sibling/parent/any chocolate lover in your life.
Chocolate Cake Pops
Kids and adults alike love chocolate cake pops (and vanilla cake pops). We’ll use homemade chocolate cake and chocolate frosting, and top with sprinkles for a festive touch! For best results, start this recipe the night before.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
Red velvet cheesecake swirl brownies are thick, chewy, and moist. You’ll love the vanilla and chocolate flavor of the red velvet brownies paired with the tangy and sweet cream cheese swirl. These are ALWAYS a hit.
Sweetheart Swirl Bark
3 ingredient sweetheart swirl bark is wildly festive and incredibly simple to make. Made from semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate tinted pink, the two are swirled together and topped with candy hearts and Valentine’s Day sprinkles.
Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles
Easy 5 ingredient strawberry cheesecake truffles are made with cream cheese, fresh strawberries, white chocolate, and graham crackers. Cheesecake is now a finger food!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
These chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes are extra moist chocolate cupcakes filled with creamy strawberry buttercream and topped with smooth chocolate ganache. A triple threat dessert.
Festive cupid cupcakes are the ultimate declaration of love: strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla all in one! Fill with Nutella and garnish with a chocolate heart for an eye-catching Valentine’s Day treat.
White Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes
Extra fluffy white chocolate strawberry cupcakes combine creamy white chocolate and real strawberries– zero artificial flavor. Reduced strawberry puree and freeze-dried strawberries are the secrets to wholesome strawberry flavor. Top each cupcake with decadent white chocolate strawberry frosting and a white chocolate dipped strawberry.
Wedding Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting
Cheers to simply sweet and sparkly wedding cupcakes with champagne frosting. We use champagne in both the cupcake batter and frosting for an extra special dessert.
Creamy Small Batch Cheesecake
Thick and rich creamy small batch cheesecake is baked in a loaf pan and only yields 5 slices. Serve with strawberry topping for the perfect cheesecake recipe to share with your Valentine.
Chocolate Hand Pies
Delicious chocolate hand pies come together with chocolate pie dough (!!) and a chocolate ganache filling. I’m confident any Valentine will adore these– who can resist a heart-shaped chocolate pie?
A truly special and romantic dessert! This tiramisu recipe is from the late Maida Heatter and is easily the best homemade tiramisu recipe that I’ve ever tried.
Flecked with espresso and flavored with pure vanilla, this is our favorite crème brûlée recipe. It’s fancy, wows dinner guests, and is shockingly simple to prepare. Made with only 6 simple ingredients, you can and will master this smooth and creamy dessert.
Red Velvet Kiss Cookies
These red velvet kiss cookies are a festive and colorful spin on traditional peanut butter blossoms. While the cookies are still warm, press Hershey’s Kisses into the centers.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
This dark, rich, and deliciously moist flourless chocolate cake is naturally gluten free. A 1 bowl cake recipe without any special tools, decorating, or assembly required, this is chocolate cake MADE EASY.
A quintessential Valentine’s Day treat. Our naturally gluten free chocolate soufflé recipe is heavily detailed to help give beginner bakers the confidence to try this classic French dessert.
Small 6 Inch Chocolate Cake
This 1 layer 6 inch chocolate cake serves 4, so it’s perfect for whenever you need a scaled down cake. You can also use this chocolate cake batter to make a small batch of cupcakes.
Drop Sugar Cookies
Use festive Valentine’s Day sprinkles. These are my soft and chewy drop sugar cookies made from only 8 ingredients. No rolling pin or cookie cutters required!
Peanut Butter Sweethearts
Soft-baked and extra thick peanut butter sweethearts are adorably festive! Loaded with peanut butter, they’re incredibly soft and flavorful. They’re like my peanut butter blossoms all dressed up for Valentine’s Day.
One Giant Monster M&M Cookie
This recipe yields one giant monster cookie. It’s enormous and perfect for 2 people who love peanut butter and chocolate. I always make it for my husband and I to share.
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft-baked red velvet chocolate chip cookies are bursting with wonderful red velvet flavor and studded with chocolate chips. A delicious marriage of two classic desserts.
These last 4 aren’t dessert, but just as sweet and special for Valentine’s Day breakfast.
Pink Party Donuts
Baked pink party donuts are flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, covered in pink tinted vanilla frosting, and topped with rainbow sprinkles. It’s love at first bite. 😉
Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
These buttery strawberry cheesecake muffins are studded with strawberries, layered with a light cheesecake filling, and topped with brown sugar streusel. Acceptable for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Cake
This soft and moist dark chocolate raspberry coffee cake is dotted with juicy raspberries, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a buttery almond streusel. It’s downright IRRESISTIBLE!
Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes
There’s nothing quite like waking up to homemade strawberry buttermilk pancakes.